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John G. Johnson Collection 

















Fifth Avenue, 58th to 59th Streets 

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Fifth Avenue, 58th to 59th Streets 

on the evening herein stated 




Press of The Lent & Graff Company 
137-139 East 25th Street, New York- 


1. The highest Bidder to be the Buyer, and if any dispute arises between 
two or more Bidders, the Lot so in dispute shall be immediately put up again 
and re-sold. 

2. The Auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid which is merely 
a nominal or fractional advance, and therefore, in his judgment, likely to affect 
the Sale injuriously. 

3. The Purchasers to give their names and addresses, and to pay down 
a cash deposit, or the whole of the Purchase-money, if required, in default of 
which the Lot or Lots so purchased to be immediately put up again and re- 

4. The Lots to be taken away at the Buyer's Expense and Risk within 
twenty-four hours from the conclusion of the Sale, unless otherwise specified 
by the Auctioneer or Managers previous to or at the time of Sale, and the 
remainder of the Purchase-money to be absolutely paid, or otherwise settled 
for to the satisfaction of the Auctioneer, on or before delivery; in default of 
which the undersigned will not hold themselves responsible if the lots be lost, 
stolen, damaged, or destroyed, but they will be left at the sole risk of the 

5. While the undersigned will not hold themselves responsible for the 
correctness of the description, genuineness, or authenticity of, or any fault 
or defect in, any Lot, and make no Warranty whatever, they will, upon re- 
ceiving previous to date of Sale trustworthy expert opinion in writing that 
any Painting or other Work of Art is not what it is represented to be, use 
every effort on their part to furnish proof to the contrary ; failing in which, 
the object or objects in question will be sold subject to the declaration of 
the aforesaid expert, he being liable to the Owner or Owners thereof for 
damage or injury occasioned thereby. 

6. To prevent inaccuracy in delivery, and inconvenience in the settle- 
ment of the Purchases, no Lot can, on any account, be removed during the Sale. 

7. Upon failure to comply with the above conditions, the money de- 
posited in part payment shall be forfeited; all Lots uncleared within one day 
from conclusion of Sale {unless otherwise specified as above) shall be re-sold 
by public or private sale, without further notice, and the deficiency (if any) 
attending such re-sale shall be made good by the defaulter at this Sale, together 
with all charges attending the same. This Condition is -without prejudice to 
the right of the Auctioneer to enforce the contract made at this Sale, without 
such re-sale, if he thinks fit. 

8. The Undersigned are in no manner connected -with the business of the 
cartage or packing and shipping of purchases, and although they will afford 
to purchasers every facility for employing careful carriers and packers, they 
will not hold themselves responsible for the acts and charges of the parties 
engaged for such services. 

THOMAS E. KIRBY, Auctioneer. 



JANUARY 24, 1912 






Xo. 1 


Height, 5 inches; length, 9% inches 


A road, which is raised above the foreground on a bank cov- 
ered with snow, crosses the composition horizontally. A sign- 
post appears at the left, toward which is approaching a hooded 
wagon drawn by two horses, the one in advance being ridden 
by the driver. Behind the wagon follows a man in red cap 
and pale blue breeches, who carries a bundle on a stick over his 
shoulder and leads two dancing bears. 

Signed at the lower left, *'E. Castres." 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Alice Newcomb. 

No. 2 



Height, %y± inches; width, G 1 /^ inches 


The neck and shoulders are exposed, three-quarters to the 
front, the head being inclined over the left shoulder. The eyes 
glance farther to the left, .while the lips are parted in a slight 
smile. The lady wears a cap of old rose velvet, quilted with 
gold threads and pearls and edged with lace, from which the 
blond hair falls in a flat fringe over the forehead. A ruff en- 
circles the neck, above a brown velvet bodice which shows a 
sleeve of pinkish-lavender and creamy tones. The whole is 
silhouetted against a drab background. 

Signed at the lower left, "A. Siefert." 
Purchased from Beichart Sc Company, New York, 1884. 
Collection Mary J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Emily H. Moir. 

Xo. 3 

FRENCH, 1815-1888 


Height, 6% incites; width, 5 inches 


A pack donkey faces us in advance of a row of Orientals, the 
group being in the shadow of a building with overhanging 
eaves at the left of the foreground. A man in blue robe and 
red turban is emerging from the shadow, as he walks toward a 
Nubian who sits beside a basket of fruit to the right of the 
middle distance. In a farther plane are seated figures in blue 
and white draperies under a tree, beyond the sprinkled foliage 
of which appears a minaret. 

Signed at .the lower left, "Th. Frere." 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Alice Xezccomb. 

No. 4 

Spanish, 1842-1871 

Height , 6% inches; width, 4^ inches 

An ancient servitor in knee breeches, jacket and cloak, all of 
red and heavily adorned with gold braid and lace, stands before 
a sideboard in a paneled hall, his broom poised over his left 
shoulder, his right foot planted on a suit of fallen armor — hel- 
met, breast-plate, battleaxe, etc. — lying in disorder on the 
floor. He is seen in full face as he turns toward the spectator, 
smiling in glee. His features are strong and fine of his type; 
he has a well-modeled brow and a broad, high forehead whence 
his red hair is receding; fat, ruddy cheeks, and keen, twinkling 
eyes. His left foot on the floor, his right on the corselet of the 
fallen idol, the old rascal extends his right arm over the pros- 
trate suit that once protected a gallant knight, palm open and 
fingers directed downward, as who should say: "Behold, I have 
vanquished him, I!" 

Signed at the right, "E° Zamacois, '66." 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

]\ T o. 5 


Spanish, 1838-1874 

Height, 14 inches; width, 7% inches 

(Water Color) 

A Spanish horseman in gay colored attire, with heavy boots 
and spurs, has dismounted and quit his horse (which is not 

seen) to read a display poster 
announcing a bull fight. The 
figure is full of action, yet in 
perfect poise. The poster is at 
the right, nothing legible on it 
in the glare of the sunlight to 
the spectator except the word 
"Toros" at the top. The reader 
has approached from the left 
and as he reads is turned three- 
quarters from the spectator, his 
face seen in sharp profile, the 
light falling on his broad back 
and illuminating his resplend- 
ent apparel. His j acket of blue, 
in spots greenish, is brocaded 
in dull gold tones and sustains 
heavy, ornate epaulets. His 
body is wound with a purplish- 
red sash and his yellowish-gray 
trousers are bound to his boots 
with purple ropes. The sun, 
back of him, throws his full-length silhouette on the poster- 

Signed at the right, "Fortuny." 

Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 6 


GERMAN, 1829-1910 


Height, 8I/2 inches; width, 7% inches 

A little girl, whose bust is seen in profile toward the left, 
turns her face to the front, as her large brown eyes glance to 
our right over her left shoulder. A rose and bud with leaves 
deck her dark brown hair, which is brushed smoothly from her 
forehead and hangs behind her back. Her figure, so far as it is 
shown, is dressed in a dainty Watteau gown of cafe-au-lait 
silk, damasked with purple and claret. It is edged with pale 
blue ribbon. The whole is projected against a golden brown 

Signed and dated at the lower left, "L. Knaus, 1877." 
Purchased from William Schaus, New York, 1887. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Alice Newcomb. 

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No. 7 

AMERICAN, 1826-1877 


Height, 10 inches; length, ll 1 •> inches 

In a room with high paneled wainscoting and gray walls two 
men in seventeenth century costumes are sitting at a carved 
wood tahle drinking. Each is seated on a carved chair up- 

holstered in green, while over a third similar chair, back of the 
table, is thrown the cloak of the visitor, who wears full, gray 
breeches, blue coat, an undercoat of yellowish-brown with lace 
cuffs, and a broad red sash. He sits in the center across the 
canvas, facing the right, where sits his host at the corner of 
the table and facing the spectator. The caller is leaning far 
back in his chair, his left arm raised and bent as he places his 
hand solemnly on his heart and looks aloft into distance (or as 
at some unseen portrait hung high), and with sad and serious 
eyes pledges some one — with a preliminary apostrophe — his 
tall, filled glass poised high overhead in his right hand. His 
host, with tousled, sandy hair, is in dark corduroy trousers, 
buff coat and red-topped boots, with spurs. He holds his 
long stemmed clay pipe in one hand over his chair back, and 
doesn't seem to take his guest's emotion seriously. He is suf- 
ficiently stimulated from sources on the table to be merry, and 
is laughing heartily as he leans on one elbow. 

Signed at the right, "J. Beaufaix Irving, X. A., 1874." 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 8 

ITALIAN, 1844- 


Height, 12 inches; width, 9% inches 

In the corner of a European skylight studio with gray walls 
lies a portrait of a man's head. The painter's palette has been 
hurled to the floor also, landing face down and smearing its 
colors on the boards. The artist, gripping a chair with his left 
hand, extends his right arm toward the wreck as though in an 
attitude of clenching his fist, but with fingers spread and curled 
up instead — a familiar Italian gesture — as he contemplates the 
ruin; and his dog crouches behind him. 

Signed at the right, "B. Quadrone, '73." 

Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 9 



No. 9 


HOLLAND, 1845- 


Height, 14 inches; width, 10 inches 

Part of a cottage front occupies the right of the background. 
Snow lies on its roof and the edges of the brownish-red shut- 
ters, while icicles hang from the eaves. A wall-like fence, com- 
posed of clapboards, has an opening in the center, where a little 
child in a long frock stands with hands folded, watching her 
mother shoveling snow. The latter, stooping at the left of 
the foreground, is clad in a white cap and chemisette, lavender 
waist and a light blue apron over a slaty colored skirt ; all the 
hues being broken up into a varied and delicate tonality. Be- 
yond the woman's figure appears a picket fence which adjoins 
the cottage. 

Signed at the lower right, "B. J. Blommers." 
Purchased from Cottier Sf Company. 
Collection Mary J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Alice Newcomb. 

No. 10 



Height, 141/2 inches; width, 11 inches 

An aged monk in white habit, and a white skullcap from which 
his sparse gray hair comes forth in a fringe over the center 
of his forehead and behind the temples, makes his way through 
a dark cellar, lighting his path with an old-time candle-lantern 
which he holds in his left hand. On his right arm he carries a 
double basket filled with bottles of wine and liqueur, still 
sealed. He is shown turned three-quarters to the spectator, his 
eyes on the ground to guide the better his halting steps. He is 
of large features that once were strong, now bearing marks of 
senility, and the high color yet in his cheeks tells of his having 
lived a life of good cheer and plenty. His lips partly opened 
in a comfortable smile reveal that some of his teeth have gone. 

Signed at the upper left, "G. Tamburini, Florence." 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 11 

GERMAN, 1813- 


Height, 16^ inches; width, 11% inches 

One sees across a foreground paved with cobblestones, where 
a grindstone stands, the front of a cottage. The window is 
open showing a cosy interior, in which a mother sits looking 
tenderly at the baby on her lap as it grasps her finger. A 
cradle stands on the floor beside a curtained tester bed. At 
the back of the room on the right appears a vertical strip of 
window with sunlit circular panes. 

Signed and dated at the lower right, "J. Bexedicter, Munchen, 1864." 
Purchased from M. Knoedler # Company. 
Collection Mary J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Alice Newcomb. 

No. 12 

FRENCH, 1824-1904 


Height, 13y>2 inches; width, 10 inches 

On a floor of large gray flags a cavalier stands, booted and 
spurred, his sword at his side, against a somber background. 
His boots of reddish-brown leather take various reflections 
from the floor as he stands with left foot advanced, his weight 
on his right. The rich black cloak is drawn under his right 
arm, which, held akimbo, shows the white silken lining of the 
slashed golden-drab sleeve. 

Signed at the right, "J. L. Gerome." 
Purchased from Martin N. Colnaghi, London, 1900. 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 



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No. 13 

Spanish, 1842-1871 

Height, 12% inches; length, 15 inches 

In an inn room with walls of a reddish mahogany tone, and a 
stone and brick floor, a dozen variously costumed men are gath- 
ered, watching a red-headed young man fencing with a monkey 
which is perched on a table. Beside the table stands mine 
host, in blue and green, napkin on arm, smiling and clapping 
his hands in due encouragement. Behind him a buxom, comely 
daughter of his household rebukes an impertinent who has 
attempted a maudlin embrace. 

Signed at the left, "E° Zamacois, 1864." 
Purchased from the John T. Martin Collection, New York, 1909. 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 14 

DUTCH, 1824-1903 


Height, 121/2 inches; length, 22% inches 

(Water Color) 

Into a lush green meadow runs the head of a canal which 
enters at the left foreground and runs to the middle distance, 
where a boatman is poling a punt. Nearer the spectator a 
broad and heavily built boat for oars or sail is moored against 
the bank at the right, and along the bank, which is green as the 
luxuriant meadow beyond, extends the customary path. At 
the left of the canal in the immediate foreground stunted 
bushes push their limbs over the water. In the middle distance 
is a hamlet, on the outskirts of which three ancient windmills 
raise their long sail-arms, and in the green meadow white 
cattle are seen grazing. The day is bright, though one of the 
windmills appears under the shadow of a passing cloud, and 
gray cloud ramparts are building all along the horizon. 

Signed at the right, "J. H. Weissenbruck." 
Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

No. 15 


FRENCH, 1833-1900 


Height, 12% inches; length, 15% inches 

A sturdy baudet is shown standing across the foreground, 
toward the left, the head turned three-quarters to the front. 
His coat is a rich brown, lighter round the muzzle and under the 
belly. The forefeet are planted side by side, as are also the 
hindlegs, on a patch of dusty ground, beyond which is a back- 
ground of scrubby grass. This slopes up at the right to an 
eminence, where a white house appears amid trees. Over 
them hangs a fluster of white-gray clouds in a gray sky, which 
shows toward the left an interval of blue. 

Signed at the lower left, "A. Voi/lon." 
Purchased from Cottier Sf Company. 
Collection Mary J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Alice Newcomb. 

No. 16 

FRENCH, 1807-1876 


Height, 6 inches; length, 8 inches 

A buxch of creamy roses, tinged with lavender-pink and dyed 
in the center with pale claret, occupies the center of the com- 
position. They are interspersed at the left with some ane- 
monies of pale sapphire blue, and on the right with dull red 
poppies. A few yellow petals, as of wallflowers, appear at the 
lower right. The bouquet rests on a gray-buff surface against 
an indication of greenish foliage. 

Signed at the lower right, "N. D." 
Purchased from S. P. Avery, New York, 1885. 
Collection Mart/ J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Alice Newcomb. 

No. 17 



No. 17 

frexch, 1807-1876 

Height, l^i/o inches; length, lG 1 /^ inches 

The foreground shows a partial clearing, covered with coarse 
grass, interrupted here and there by the suggestion of a pocket 
of water and sprinkled with brown shrubs and dark green 
scrub. About the center a woman approaches, bending over 
a faggot which she carries in front of her. She wears a deep 
blue skirt and white cap, a touch of scarlet enlivening the 
neck of her chemisette. At her right stands a straight- 
stemmed oak, topped with a mass of yellow leafage, while 
farther to the right an oak with orange foliage j oins its branches 
with one of yellow hue. In the middle distance at the left 
stands a single oak, which, like the other three, catches a white 
light on its trunk. The background is closed in with a wood, 
above which hovers low a puff of white cloud, the sky overhead 
being blue, sifted over with a dove-gray vapor. 

Signed at the lower left, "N. Diaz." 
Purchased from William Schaus, New York, 1885. 
Collection Mary J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Emily H. Moir. 

No. 18 


FRENCH, 1817-1878 


Height, 13 inches; length, £2 % inches 


A two-masted fishing boat is beached upon the brownish buff 
sand in the foreground, her olive-slaty hull being propped by a 
plank. Other planks are strewn around, while two long yel- 
low ones slope from the gunwale to the stand. On these hang 
nets, one of them with floats attached, over which a man, 
dressed in olive-drab, is working. In the boat appear a red- 
faced boy and a fisherman in a dark green waistcoat and blue 
woollen cap, striped with red. Two fish-baskets stand on the 
sand to the left, and farther back a number are grouped around 
another sailboat. Some black and white figures stand near a 
dark rowboat at the edge of the water, as if watching a boat 
which has a pale yellow sail. In the distance a line of dove- 
gray and blue cliffs lies along the horizon, beneath a sky suf- 
fused with gray vapor. 

Signed at the lower right, "Daubigny." 
Purchased from M. Knoedler § Company, New York. 
Collection Mary J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Emily H. Moir. 

No. 19 



No. 19 

french, 1817-1878 

Height, 13% inches; length, Qft 1 /^ inches 

One of Daubigny's charming presentations of the partly 
idyllic, partly sylvan, French landscape on the borders of the 
changeful Seine, which now threads the crowded communi- 
ties of cities, now wanders with many turns through green 
fields or about the edges of woodland. Here it is moving in 
broad ripples that are almost wavelets under the even impulse 
of a summer breeze, which is otherwise betokened in the 
multitudinous clouds which tell that the wind has not died with 
the sun. Back of the water in the foreground the farther bank 
of the stream rises steep to a ridge surmounted at the right 
by red-roofed cottages, which lie at the edge of a dense grove. 
From the grove the land slopes in the middle distance to the 
left to a point around which the meandering river sweeps to 
be lost in the landscape among distant, misty hills. Over their 
low summits the clouds hang rosy, tinged by the glow from 
the vanished sun. 

Signed at the right, "Daubigny, 1874." 
Purchased from the Frederic Bonner Collection, New York, 1900. 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 20 

FRENCH, 1813-1894 


Height, 18^/^ inches; width, 15Y± inches 

Before a wide doorway in the gray wall of a French country 
barn a flock of sheep, just emerging from their fold, are seen, 
their greasy fleece tawny in the veiled indirect light. At the 
left chickens which have been feeding in the barnyard look up 
inquiringly at a sheep which is eager to begin browsing right 
there. At the right, beside the doorway, stands the shepherd- 
ess, a sturdy young peasant woman in a blue skirt, coarse 
white stockings and heavy, clumsy shoes. She wears a dark 
red blouse with white edging at the neck, a brownish-gray cape 
with a darker hood hanging over the shoulders, and a white 
kerchief performing the office of a headdress. The sheep have 
all the pathetic expression which Jacque knew so well how to 
give to these animals. 

Signed at the right, "Ch. Jacque." 
Purchased from L. C. Delmonico, New York, 1900. 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 21 

FRENCH, 1808-1876 


Height, 24 inches; width, 17 inches 

Venus at full length, standing nude, faces the spectator, rest- 
ing her weight on her left foot, her right knee gently flexed, 
the heel raised from the ground. She leans to her right, her 
right arm encircling a winged cupid who is perched there. She 
inclines her head affectionately toward him, and he, nestling 
against her shoulder, offers her a red apple toward which her 
downcast eyes are directed. His hair like hers is flaxen. The 
figure shows considerable modeling and the flesh tones in their 
various gradations are fresh, though mellow. Venus appears 
in a full, strong light, against a background of deep-toned 
brown, reddish and green woods, through a small opening in 
which at the right is seen a patch of blue sky with grayish, 
curling clouds. Across one limb and falling back of her feet 
is a pale, dove-colored mantle. At her left another cupid 
stands, this one with reddish-yellow hair and draped in a pink 

Signed at the left, "N. Diaz, '56." 

Purchased from Arnold $ Tripp, Paris. 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 22 

fkench, 1813-1899 

Height, 17 inches; length, 26 inches 


The interior, which occupies the foreground, opens at the back 
to another stable, where a shadowed doorway admits to a third. 
On the silvery-gray wall at the right of the foreground a shep- 
herd's bag hangs above a rack, filled with yellow hay. Stretch- 
ing their necks up to it, some sheep stand in a row, while others 
are scattered over the straw-covered floor, one of them lower- 
ing her head to some curly cabbage leaves, near which stands a 
black hen with bright red wattles. This part of the scene is 
brightly lighted, whereas some sheep and a black and white 
hen at the left are wrapped in shadow. A fainter light il- 
lumines other sheep which appear in the inner stable. 

Signed at the lower right, "Ch. Jacque." 
Purchased from M. Knoedler # Company, New York, 1887. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Alice Newcomb. 

No. 23 

FRENCH, 1796-187-5 


Height, 18 1 o inches; length, 22 inches 

At the right a mass of trees surmounts a low bank, which is 
cut away in front of the spectator. The light coming from 
beyond them casts shadows upon the green foreground, where 
at the right a figure appears in the herbage, and throws the 
filmy outer branches of the trees into relief against a luminous 
sky. The sky is a light blue, overborne by swirling masses of 
yellowish- white cumuli. At the left a small tree stands before 
a home which is suggested in shadowy form, a smaller build- 
ing appearing near it. Beyond is a glimpse of a lake in the 
middle distance, and yonder are indicated low hills. 

Signed at the left, "Corot." 
From the Collection of the late Iricin Davis. 
Purchased from Baron Randolph Natili, New York, 1900. 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 24 

FRENCH, 1807-1876 


Height, 26% inches; length, 34 inches 


The angry storm-stirred sky is embroiled with blackish-purple 
vapor, paling in the center to a drabbish tone, where it is blis- 
tered with scars of creamy rose, lying over a dull red blurred 
horizon. The desolate foreground shows toward the left a 
boulder beside a small pool which reflects the glare of the 
sky. At the back of it near a bush, a young tree is violently 
bent over by the force of the wind. The latter also blows close 
to its body the tail of a dog, as he follows at the heels of a 
shepherd who, holding his cloak tightly around him and boAv- 
ing his back, plows his way heavily through the gloom. 

Signed and dated at the lower left, "N. Diaz, '71." 
Purchased from William Schaus, New York, 1884. 
Collection Mary J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Alice Newcomb. 

No. 25 


frexch, 1827-1890 

Height, 3% inches; width, 25% inches 

A little pool occupies the foreground, fed from a sluice gate 
at the right, beside which grow fresh green reeds and yellow 
iris. At the left of it a dark brown cow stands in the water, 
lowering her head. Beside her, occupying the center of the 
composition, stands a pinkish-brown one which has approached 
from the left and turns her face to the front. A brownish-dun 
with white forehead comes forward at the left, where a shaggy 
dog is lapping the water with his pink tongue. The bright 
green meadow slopes up at the back to an apple tree that 
spreads a mass of blossom against the brilliant blue of the sky. 
A hedge extends to the right, in front of which appear part of 
a brown and white cow and the head and body of a girl in dove- 
gray cap and bluish jacket, who carries a sheaf on her back. 

Signed at the lower left, k *lv\i Van Marcke." 
Purchased from M. Knoedler Sf Company. 
Collection Mary J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Emily H. Moir. 

Xo. 26 


FRENCH, 1796-1875 


(Souvenir des Environs du Lac de Xemi) 

Height, 38% inches; length, 52% inches 

Stretching back from the foreground, the lake drowses 
placidly in the waning light. Its surface reflects the dark olive- 
green tones of a hillside, crowned with a creamy-colored Italian 
villa and out-buildings, which passes across the middle distance 
and curves round to the front at the left. Here a single, al- 
most leafless, tree springs from beside a boulder. At the right 
the bank is clustered thick with verdure, out of which rises a 
group of tree-stems. Their foliage unites in an olive tawny 
mass, sprinkled with silvery and dull green and fringed around 
its margin with blurs of sooty brown. From a root of one 
of the trees that grips the edge of the bank a nude bather 
hangs by the arms, the figure curved over the water as if in 
sitting posture. 

Signed and dated at the lower left, "Cokot, 1865. v 
Exhibited at the Salon. Paris, 1865. 
Exposition Universelle, Paris. 1867. 
Exposition a VEcole des Beaux Arts, 1875. 
Illustrated in The Century Magazine, June, 1889. 

Described in "L*(Euvre de Corot" by Alfred Robaut and Moreau-X chi- 
ton, Xo. 1636, under the title of "Souvenir des Environs du Lac 
de Nerni." 

Purchased from William. Schaus, New York, 1881. 

Collection of Mary J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 

Ozcner, Estate of the late Mrs. Alice Xezccomb, deceased. 

By Eugene Boudin 

No such number of paintings by Eugene Boudin as the group of 
nine in this collection have been sold at auction before in this country. 
Although a successful painter in Paris for many years, and known 
here by a comparatively few examples of his work, Boudin is not yet 
appreciated in America in the degree that he is in Europe. He 
was born at the seaside and he came to be its interpreter. His birth- 
place was Honfleur, on the coast near Havre, and he started life as a 
stationer and framer. He studied art and after his twenty-first year 
had the advice and criticism of Millet, and the city of Havre pensioned 
him as a student for three years. At Paris he essayed portraiture, then 
landscape, in oil and aquarelle. While living again in Havre he made 
his first entrance into the Salon, in 1859, with a picture, le Pardon de 
Saint e- Anne, although on his first return to Havre he had appeared 
to be attracted by Corot and by Rousseau at the same time, as a land- 

It was not until later that he found his true course in marines. He 
went up to Paris again in 1864, and thereafter let scarcely a year 
pass without exhibiting at the Salon. For three successive seasons he 
sent paintings of Trouville, to which his birthplace was neighbor on 
the Channel coast. In 1867 his picture was "The Jetty"; in 1868, le 
Depart pour le Pardon; the next year, la Plage a maree basse and la 
Plage a maree montante (the beach at low tide and at flood tide). 
Among others that followed were the Brest roadstead, Pecheuses de 
Kerlior, Camaret Harbor — a subject found in one of the important 
paintings of the present collection ; "At the Shore," "The Shore of 
Portrieux" and the quay at the same town ; "The Port of Bordeaux" 
and the same port as seen from the Quai des Chart rons ; the beach at 
Berck — a subject again found in this collection; "Rotterdam," la 
Peche, and la Meuse a Rotterdam. This last canvas, exhibited in 1881, 
won for the painter a medal of the third class in the Salon of that year. 

The next year he pursued a similar theme, exposing "The Meuse 
Near Rotterdam," and in the following year he was put hors concours 

with two canvases, V Entree and la Sortie. In 1884 lie showed "Low 
Tide," now in the museum of St. Lo, and among his Salon paintings 
which followed were VAppareillage et la Meuse, "A Squall," which was 
purchased by the State and hung in the museum of Morlaix: and "Low 
Tide at Etaples." 

There is to be found in his work a sincere interpretation of the sea- 
coast and the ways of the late nineteenth century at and about the 
shore, while his skies are a study in themselves in their revelation of 
celestial nature. He was not without a considerable influence in the 
movement toward the study of light, of plcin air. 

No. 27 

FRENCH, 1824-1898 


Height, l^ 1 /^ inches; width, 10% inches 

The jetties of the harbor entrance of Trouville, with their 
lighthouses, project from the right and left of the canvas, 
leading seaward from the spectator. The foreground is taken 
up with the smooth water of the protected haven, extending 
to the Channel in the distance, seen beyond the phares. 
Within the shelter are small boats, propelled by sail and oar, 
while other sail appear at the harbor mouth and out at sea 
under a sky blue at the zenith, with white cloud masses banked 
above the horizon. On the high banks of the jetties gay sum- 
mer sojourners in bright colors, and sheltered by parasols, sit 
on benches or promenade in the ocean breeze. 

Boudin began exhibiting regularly at the Salon with a 
painting of Trouville. He had shown there once, in 1859, 
when he exhibited a subject picture, before he found his life 
work as a marine painter; but it was not until 1864 that he 
commenced his long series of years as a regular exhibitor 
there, with a motive from this, the most famous watering 
place on the Channel shore of France. His Plage de Trou- 
ville of that season he followed with further interpretations 
of the same coast life in the two succeeding years. 

Signed at left, "E. Boudin, '91, Trouville." 
Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

No. 28 



Xo. 28 


FRENCH, 1824-1898 


Height, 16 inches; length, 21% inches 

In a small but populous haven square-rigged ships and lesser 
hulls are lined against the shore-front, some alongside wharves, 
a few just in the stream. In the foreground a small boat with 
three persons, one of them rowing, is crossing the harbor. At 
the right and left high warehouses and other buildings of 
the town rise beyond the shipping, while all the vessels are 
flying bright flags from their mastheads, and one square-rig- 
ger is dressed from rail to main truck with multicolored signal 
pennants. Their hulls show black, red and green against the 
shore. Low land in the center of the composition appears be- 
tween the two sides of the town as a flat connecting sand strip. 
Over all cirro-cumulus clouds, their tops whitened by the sun- 
light, and dark below, floating across an azure sky, are mir- 
rorred in the harbor waters with the many hues of the flags and 
pennants, and dark shadows from a group of shore buildings 
at the left. Townsfolk people the shore-front, and voyagers 
appear on one of the moored boats. 

Signed at the left, "E. Boudix, '92" {with a place name not clearly 
distinguishable) : marked at the lower right, "August 14, '92." 

Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

' 5 

No. 29 

FRENCH, 1824-1898 


Height, 16^/2 inches; length, 2% inches 

The roadstead that has been made into Cherbourg harbor is 
shown here in all the picturesque effect of the busy days of 
sailing ships, when steamers were fewer, and tall spars, not 
giant bulk, made the conspicuous feature of a commercial 
waterfront. The picture was painted in 1883, the year in 
which the artist was put hors concours at the Salon. The 
harbor is filled with sailing craft of many kinds. Across the 
foreground is the water of the broad entrance, its ceaseless 
motion slight at the moment, reflecting in many hues the 
varied colors of the buildings on the shore, the high encircling 
hills, and the heavy cumulus clouds that are rolling majestic- 
ally across the sky. The background is the tall hills which 
partly surround the harbor, mainly green in full summer 
foliage, here and there russet where the soil is exposed, and 
dotted with occasional dwellings. At their foot the waterfront 
of the town curves through the middle distance, thickly- 
clustered buildings showing at the left with red, green and 
brown tiled roofs of various shapes. At the center and to 
the right are more buildings, many of them obscured by the 
craft of many sorts which are grouped there. Square-riggers 
are so thick that their masts and spars seem almost a tangle 
in the perspective, while fore-and-afters with sails up add to 
the lively nautical picture. In front of the closely crowded 
cargo vessels, two heavy working sloops, their gray sails tinged 
with red, are making slow way about the harbor mouth. 

Signed at the right, "E. Boudix, '83, Cherbourg." 
Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

No. 30 



Xo. 30 


Fiio-iH, 1824-1898 

Height, 18 inches; length, 30 1 ■_> inclies 

The tide has gone far out from a broad expanse of sandy 
shore under the lee of a small town, at the left, whose buildings 
at the shore line show among others a church and some houses 
painted in red and green. High on the strand of the fore- 
ground a half-dozen fishermen's sailing boats are lying, the tide 
being out, all of them so placed that they rest on even keels. 
Men and women with gay colors in their peasants' apparel are 
assisting at the boats' unloading. Far out, at the water's edge, 
are other fishing boats, some with sails still up. Toward these 
people are walking across the sandy beaches. One group 
is making its way by cart toward another section of the shore 
where bathing machines appear to have been hauled into the 
surf. Light cumulus clouds move across the sky over this life 
of a lowland countryside at the sea's edge. 

This was the title of M. Boudin's painting in the Salon of 
1876, and as the present canvas is signed and dated in that 
year, it is possible that this was his Salon picture. 

Signed at the left, "K. Boudin, Berck, 1876." 
Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

No. 31 

LOUIS eugMe boudix 

FRENCH, 1824-1898 


Height, lS 1 /^ inches; length, 26*4 inches. 

A BROAD; flat beach sweeps athwart the canvas. It is inter- 
rupted by a river, which, entering the composition from the 
right foreground, flows slightly to the left and outward, 
emptying in the middle distance into the blue sea. The ocean 
fills the distance to the gray-blue horizon of a bright summer 
day when only the fleeciest of striated clouds show against 
the cerulean dome. Reflections from these in the placid water 
of the river mouth give it a lighter, paler tone than that of the 
ocean beyond. Just without the line of the breakers a dozen 
or more sailing vessels, their white and red sails brilliant in 
the sunshine, add gaiety to this day of Nature's joy, and two 
or three small jDleasure craft ply the waters of the river. On 
the beaches on both sides of the river mouth holiday makers 
stroll, sit or repose, in the genial atmosphere, with children 
playing around, and the bright colors of protecting parasols 
accent the brown symphony of the sands. 

Signed at the left, "E. Boudix, 1884." 
Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

No. 32 



No. 32 

FRENCH, 1824-1898 


Height, 19% inches; length, 29 1 / 4 inches. 

Stretching straight away from the spectator a broad beach 
road leads along the foot of the tall chalk cliffs of a bold coast. 
At their top are seen the' houses of the village, and the church 
built so that its steeple shall be conspicuous from the sea. The 
scene is not far from Trouville. In the foreground the flat 
beach, slightly broken with weed-grown stones, extends from 
the road to the left and forward; beyond it an arm of the sea 
continuing to a distant shore line. The tide is out and some 
fishing boats that have been beached at full sea lie, slightly 
canted, above the line of the waves. In the road under the 
cliffs, in the middle distance, a man in a two-wheeled cart 
drives a slow horse, and near him two figures are approach- 
ing, laden, from the beach. The clear blue sky is lightened 
by masses of white clouds which are coming in from the sea 
and seem to float low over the land. 

Signed at the right, "E. Boudix, '93, Villerville." 
Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

No. 33 

FRENCH,' 1824-1898 


Height, £2% inches; length, 36 inches. 

Feom the left the sea comes in a broad bay of placid water 
which gently laps a level, rock-strewn coast. The rocks begin 
in the center of the immediate foreground, extending to the 
right and along a shore that in the middle distance sweeps 
again to the left, a point of it sustaining a tall structure, pos- 
sibly an ancient fortification, a farther point vanishing in the 
blue distance. Beyond the foreground rocks a rider has taken 
his gray Percheron into the shallows, and two other figures 
who have waded in are reaching under water for submarine 
growths or products. On the shore at the right rise a group 
of village dwellings near a small grove, their red and brown 
tiled roofs standing out in a low toned landscape. Dark but 
not threatening cloud masses obscure the blue of the sky, ex- 
cept for small patches here and there and a great rift some- 
where far off where the unseen sun penetrates, turning the 
cloud bank just above the horizon a brilliant white against 
which a portion of the landscape appears in sharp silhouette. 

Signed at the right, "E. Boudix, '92, Vaast." 

Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

No. 34 



No. 34 

FRENCH, 1824-1898 


Height, 21 1 2 inches; length, 35 inches. 

A singularly charming combination of marine and rural life 
brought close together in and about a picturesque harbor. At 
the left is the Atlantic, its rollers breaking gently against the 
long arm of land, projecting from the spectator, that gives the 
little Finistere village its port. Around the far end of this 
peninsular projection the ocean waters sweep to the right into 
the harbor, which occupies the middle distance. In the dis- 
tance beyond, the high line of the coast, seen first at the ex- 
treme left of the composition, ranges to the right, around the 
harbor, meeting in the right foreground at a lower level the 
land end of the peninsular arm already mentioned. Here on a 
plot of flat pasture land some black-and-white and red-and- 
white cows are grazing, attended by a peasant woman in a 
black skirt, blue apron, yellow kerchief and white headdress. 
Beyond these, low houses and one tall one are grouped along 
the hither shore of the bay, and over their roofs the spectator 
looks to the quiet water of the port. Vessels of diverse rig lie 
perfectly protected in the landlocked cove, while beyond these, 
which have taken jjosition at will, a great number of other ves- 
sels under sail or in an anchorage line are seen from the en- 
trance all the way up the harbor. Outside, fishing boats and 
cargo carriers ply in various directions. At the right the build- 
ings of the town continue, extending up a hillside, and on the 
high land of the coast across the harbor a windmill rises against 
the skyline. The sky is a dense mass of grayish-white clouds. 
In this comprehensive picture of the westernmost coast of 
France, near Brest, Boudin pursued the theme of his Salon 
contribution of the previous year, Une Rade de Camaret (the 
roads, or harbor, of Camaret) . 

Signed at the right, "E. Boudin, '73, Camaret." 
Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

Xo. 35 

FRENCH, 1824-1898 


Height, 26 inches; length, 35 % inches. 

Coming in at the entrance of the harbor a full-rigged ship is 
seen, head on, both bowers hanging at the hawse-holes in prep- 
aration for the coming anchoring. On her starboard bow a 
tender is passing, outbound, with a yawl-rigged working boat 
in tow just breaking out her sails, her dinghy trailing under 
her stern. She is momentarily blanketed by the big ship com- 
ing in with a quartering wind, courses and topsails full, while 
the canvas of the coaster flaps. A pall of smoke issuing from 
the tender's funnel is driven down the wind across the bow of 
her tow, whose shaking sails cut the billowy black line. At 
the left an inbound tender rounds the leeward jetty, over which 
the smoke from her stack is blown, and in the offing another 
steam vessel is indicated. In the foreground sundry small 
boats with sturdy oarsmen have put out from the quays and 
are standing by ready to pass lines or do other service for 
the incoming sailer, while still others are to be seen going 
about their various business near a landing stairs. The jetty 
at the right, or weather hand, has besides its lighthouse a tall 
signal-mast and yard, from which are displayed varicolored 
flags, and further inshore are the quay buildings before which 
the usual crowd of busy idlers are to be seen, ready to greet 
arrivals, to speed the parting, or merely to muse upon the 
active scene before them, or to listen to the waves dashing at 
the base of the great stone harbor works on which they stroll 
or loll. Beyond is the ocean, over a part of it blue sky, but 
from the weather quarter coming driving masses of dark 
clouds. The edges of their advance guards are whitened by 
light from the unseen sun, which falls full upon the harbor 
mouth, its lighthouse and signal tower. 

Signed at the right, "E. Boudin, 1887, le Havre." 

Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bon tier. 

No. 36 

FRENCH, 1840- 


Height, 36 Vi inches; width, 24 inches. 

This is an early work of Monet, impressionistic, but accom- 
plished before he had made synthetic coloring his distinguish- 
ing characteristic. His point of view was above the gardens 
at the eastern end of the Palais du Louvre, presumably in an 
embrasure of the Colonnade du Louvre, commanding a vista 
across the westerly end of the He de la Cite and the Pont 
JNTeuf (here obscured by the trees), where the statue of Henry 
IV stands, to the great dome of the Pantheon in the central dis- 
tance, with the church of St. Etienne du Mont at its left and 
the Hopital du Yal de Grace to the right. On either hand are 
the roofs of Paris, above gray buildings, at the right the build- 
ings being carried down to the street level of the rive gauche, 
seen beyond a bathing establishment of the Seine. The middle 
distance is filled with the trees of the Quai du Louvre and the 
Cite, before them passing the busy life of the quay and the 
broad rue du Louvre, while the foreground is taken up with 
a corner of the palace gardens. In this formal enclosure the 
central grass plot of a rich, full green, is bordered by paths, 
shrubs and flowers, and children appear within the tall iron 
fence. In the busy square outside people are loitering, or 
hurrying on foot, cabs are moving, and an omnibus is pass- 
ing with its imperiale filled, the passengers exhibiting bits of 
red color in their black mass above the brown body of the 
vehicle which is seen against a group of the green trees. A 
diffused luminosity pervades the whole and the shadows are 
few, under a sky filled with rolling clouds that screen the sun's 
light without darkening the landscape. The flowers of the 
garden are red, green and white. 

Signed at the right, "Claude Monet." 
Owner. Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 


MA n 


No. 37 

FRENCH, 1840- 


Height, £8% inches; length, SG 1 ^ inches. 

A Monet of a later period, the subtle colorist of whom the 
world talks, with the sublimated efflorescence of his lie aux 
Orties. On a point of the Seine bank at the right rises a mass 
of luxuriant blossoms and greenery — the most delicate of 
green, the flowers a delicate lavender cooled by the green and 
warmed by faint touches of yellow, which also tinges their 
white tops — the whole reflected faithfully in the gently rippling 
river, which winds on past the point and is lost at the left in a 
pinkish haze through which is barely discernible the obscure 
blue line of a distant landscape. Over all, the pale blue sky of 
a hazy day. A painting of the charm of color, rather than of 
flowers or river, of land or sky — a painting as of a rainbow, not 
fixed, but with its fascination enhanced by the very suggestion 
of its imminent vanishing. But why attempt to describe a 
Monet? Just a restful, chromatic vision — a summer sym- 
phony of Xature, rendered piano. 

Signed at the left, "Claude Moxet, '97." 
Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

No. 38 


AMERICAN, 1853-1902 


Height, 25 inches; length, 34% inches. 

Down a ravine between low hills comes a brook, its upper 
courses not seen but marked by trees along the banks. The 
stream emerges into view in the middle distance at the left, 
whence it comes bubbling in lively force, separating presently 
into two arms, one stretching across the picture to the right 
and the two uniting again and forming with the island thus 
made the foreground of the composition. The trees of the 
brook sides, extending back into the narrow valley of the 
middle distance, are all but bare of leaves, the few clinging 
to occasional branches carrying still the dull, rusty colors of 
late fall, and the hillsides and valley are covered with a light 
snow. Up the valley in the distance a few heavier trees are 
clustered, and on the right one of the evergreens adds its touch 
of color half way up the bank. The sky is a cold blue, with 
low-hanging white clouds. The painting is boldly and broadly- 
done in the artist's most characteristic manner — a careful 
study of nearly related values. 

Signed at the right, "J. H. Twachtmax." 
Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 



Xo. 39 


AMERICAN, 1852- 

H eight, %4>y 2 inches; length, 33% inches. 


Here industry, or the home of industry, is made picturesque. 
Xot expending himself on too much detail of the factory it- 
self, the artist has let the building be seen in a kindly effect of 
light and line, its grayish-white mass rising beyond a rolling, 
grass-grown hillside and standing out against the higher, tree- 
crowned hills, whose green slopes are populous with the houses 
and other buildings of the bustling New England city. Shapely 
trees and bushes, and bits of color in the sward, dot the rolling 
foreground. A severe sky — a narrow strip of it — is seen above 
the high hills of the town, a few cirrus clouds drifting across 
the blue. 

Signed at the left, %t J. Aldex Weir." 
Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

No. 40 

GERMAN, 1828-1899 


Height, 3%y 2 inches; width, 27 inches. 

Grasping a finely decorated musket and glancing alertly over 
his right shoulder, a single Arab horseman is approaching from 
the left. His steed, a silvery dapple gray, with soft mane and 
long creamy tail, is accoutred with rosy lavender headgear, a 
gold embroidered saddle from which scarlet cords and tassels 
hang, and a dull blue saddle-cloth. The rider's head is covered 
with a creamy scarf, fastened with a pale yellow-green 
band. He wears a lavender-rosy short jacket, a sash of some- 
what less rosy hue and loose white trousers. He carries pistols 
at his waist. A buff and grayish-green slope appears in the 
rear, but the man's figure is seen against a sky of turquoise, in- 
terrupted with dove-gray and white cloudlets. 

Signed at the lower right, "Ad. Schreyer." 
Purchased from William Schaus, New York, 1884. 
Collection Mary J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Emily H. Moir. 

No. 41 

FRENCH, 1824-1904 


Height, 32 inches; width, 25% inches. 

The scene is one of Moorish architecture that recalls the Room 
of the Two Sisters, opening out of the Court of Lions in the 
Alhambra. An arc of the parapet of a fountain-basin appears 
at the left of the foreground. Here a dead lion lies extended, 
the blood flowing from his nostrils onto the marble pavement. 
A white bearded Arab, in long black robe bordered with fox's 
fur, as he gazes down at the beast, clenches his right fist. At 
the back of him stands a man, in yellow gown and green drap- 
ery and a high scarlet turban, who is a little in advance of a 
figure in brown and a soldier in armor. In the rear, two steps 
under an archway lead from the court into an arcade, where 
an opening surmounted by a horseshoe arch admits to a room. 
Beyond the latter is an inner room where a tall standard light 
is placed beside the blue pillow of a couch, on which a man, 
wrapped in rose-colored drapery, lies asleep or dead. 

Signed on the foot of the pillar at the left, "J. L. Gerome." 

Otvner, Estate of the late Mrs. Emily H. Moir. 

No. 42 



Height, 23% inches; length, 33 inches 


In the center of a rude table that extends along a white wall 
which occupies the left of the composition, a man sits facing 
us, intently plying his knife and fork. A green specimen box 
and some flowers, lying on the table at the left, explain his 
hobby, while a buff umbrella lined with blue, rests against a 
chair on which his cloak and satchel are disposed. At the right 
of the table a dachshund stands on the floor eagerly watching 
the eater, the spectacle also enlisting the interest of two girls. 
One is seen over the lower half of the entrance door, her smil- 
ing face crowned with yellow hair, which is bound round with a 
red handkerchief. The other, with folded arms, stands leaning 
against the doorpost. She is dressed in a white chemisette and 
a slaty-purple skirt, bordered with red, over which lies an apron 
striped with tones of blue. 

Signed and dated at the lower right on the doorstep, U B. Vautiek Dsf. 
(Diisseldorf), '82." 

Purchased from M. Knoedler <$f Company, New York, 1884. 
Collection Mary J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Alice Newcomb. 

No. 43 

FRENCH, 1824-1906 


Height, 33 inches; width, 21 inches. 

A tall, fair, lithe yet languid young woman, with golden hair, 
is descending some broad steps from a terrace on the border 
of the sea, down at which she looks dreamily. She wears a 
mauve gown of light material, its color varying in depth as it 
hangs in folds or is lightly blown aside. The corsage is low and 
her arms are bare. She comes toward the spectator, head 
turned slightly to her left. Over one shoulder and about her 
hips she holds lightly a bluish-green scarf or drapery, her right 
hand supporting it at her shoulder, the folded left arm catch- 
ing it again at her waist. In the fresh green grass at her 
feet and along the terrace edge, cupids are rubbing their eyes, 
as of love waking up. The water has the misty blue of morn- 
ing and the sky is gently suffused with a pinkish haze. 

Signed at the left, "Jean-Aubert, 1893." 
From the Boussod-V aladon sale, New York, 1902. 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 44 



No. 44 

FRENCH, 1840-1902 


Height, SlJ-j indies; length, 29 inches. 

Seated under a canopy in a room of tapestried walls a fat 
cleric with gray hair, his crown bald from the forehead, is stuff- 
ing himself with the good things which Vibert always delighted 
in representing his churchmen as indulging in. The generous 
diner is in white habit with cowl thrown back. He is at the 
moment, with open mouth and smiling face, discussing one 
claw of a very large and luscious lobster which lies appetiz- 
ingly at length in cardinal state on the table before him. The 
corner of the tablecloth bears the monogram "J. G. V." with a 
cross, and the bottles at hand indicate a plenteous accompani- 
ment of cheer. On a brazier at his right, a fat duck, well 
browned, is kept warm, lying on an inviting bed of water 
cresses and flanked by other edibles. At his left a lean and 
lesser member of the clergy, in a black frock, kneeling in a 
prie-dieu or lectern-chair, reads to him, doubtless from the 
sacred tome, his aspect sanctimonious and lips pursed. 

Signed (it the right, "J. G. Vibert, 1875." 
Purchased from the John T. Martin Collection, New York, 1909. 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 45 

BELGIAN, 1821- 


Height, SlYo inches; width, US 1 /* inches. 


The center of the bouquet is formed of a magnificent bunch 
of Gloire de Dijon roses with creamy-yellow petals and rosy 
hearts. Above them are disposed a crimson rose, some spikes 
of crimson, white and pink gladiolus and sprays of white trum- 
pet-shaped flowers. At the bottom cluster some La France 
roses and a few purplish-red and yellow primulas. Near the 
latter appears a gray bird with a blue crown. 

Signed at the lower left, "J. Robie." 
Purchased from William Schaus, New York, 1887. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Alice Newcomb. 

Xo. 46 

AMERICAN, 1839-1911 


Height. L 2o inches; length, 30 inches. 

A warm and brilliant California landscape is shown, the golden 
sunlight blazing on grass and tree trunks, on a low, red-roofed 
white cottage in the middle distance, and on a white cow which 
is one of a herd grazing beyond. The sunshine is blazing, too, 
on a bright turquoise sky and the glowing white clouds that 
people it. The luxuriant herbage is green in the foreground, 
where a small pool reflects the brilliant clouds. Beyond the 
water the vegetation is turned a golden hue. along a flat valley. 

Signed on the back. "Wm. Keith, San Francisco, 1898." 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 47 

AMERICAN, 1871" 


Height, 25% inches; length, 30 inches. 

From a high point on the moorland hills of Block Island the 
spectator looks across rolling fields and wooded hollows to an 
all but land-locked harbor, and beyond its narrow mouth to the 
open sea. In the immediate foreground a path crosses a grassy 
hilltop, leading to a farmhouse nestling under the protection 
of the brow of the hill. Between it and the sea, beyond some 
woodland, another building tells of human living on this bleak 
isle of the Atlantic, and at the left, on another grass-covered 
hill, some cows are grazing. Out over the blue ocean a heavy 
nimbus cloud is overspreading the sky, which, however, is 
still brilliant under the nimbus arch, and through the arch the 
sunlight bathes the hilltops and a portion of the sea in a kindly 

Signed at the left, "Fred'k Ballard Williams, '94." 
Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

No. 48 


AMERICAN, 1858- 


Height, %%y± inches; length, 36 inches. 

Above the still fresh green of an early autumn rock-dotted 
Connecticut hillside stands a typical New England farm- 
house, scarcely sheltered by a few tall trees on the house-plot 
high at the left. The intervening slope supports a few gnarled 
fruit trees. A cleft in the hills in the middle distance reveals 
the blue Sound, with a large white steamer coming on in the 
distance, under a sky of robin's-egg blue strewn with whitish 
clouds. Under the shelter of the verdure-clad though rocky 
hillsides, sloping to the right from the house and from the 
lower bluff of the shore-front, some detached trees grow, and 
the shadow of an unseen tree falls upon the sward in the cor- 
ner of the right foreground. 

Signed at the left, "C. H. Davis." 

Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 


No. 49 


Height, 43 inches; width, 34 V> inches. 


A stately beauty with handsome hair of a rich, dark red, is 
shown in three-quarters length, standing, turned three-quar- 
ters toward the spectator and looking directly at him with a 
fascinating, fetching glance. In the large, bright, clear blue 
eyes and the firm, yet sensitive mouth, with thin lips — and 
the smile half concealed, half revealed — there is a decided at- 
traction, and her charm is heightened by the flushed cheeks. 
Her magnificent dark velvet gown and long stomacher are 
heavily adorned with gold scrolls and other designs, and she 
wears a long and elaborate jeweled necklace, at a free end of 
which she swings from her right hand a perfume censer. In 
her left hand, which shows a turquoise and diamond ring and a 
turquoise bracelet, she carries her gloves. On her right wrist 
is a bracelet of small diamonds. She wears the long, stiff, or- 
nate lace cuffs and outstanding ruff and headdress of the late 
Sixteenth or early Seventeenth Century — the period of the 
Medici queens of France — heavy turquoise and pearl earrings, 
and her hair is held by pins with gold heads of seven-pointed 
stars. In the upper left corner of the canvas there is partly 
distinguishable a coat-of-arms. 

Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker, 

Xo. .50 


exglish, 1769-1830 

Height, 41 inches; width, 34 inches. 

Two typical English girls appear in evening gowns of hand- 
some color, the elder seated facing the spectator, her head 
turned slightly to her left; the younger standing at the right, 
leaning on the other's shoulder and facing to the left, hut look- 
ing with a youthful smile straight at the spectator. Their 
heads are built on the same lines, their oval faces showing a 
similarity of family likeness. Both are dark haired, the 
younger showing curly ringlets falling over her delicate slop- 
ing shoulders. She wears a single pear-shaped pearl pendant 
from a necklet of narrow ribbon. Her waist is of rose pink. 
In her left hand she holds a basket of brightly colored blos- 
soms, and a red scarf caught over this arm runs behind her 
and falls over her right hand as the hand hangs over the other's 
shoulder, there catching up the elder's similar mantle of white 
lace. This mantle also encircles its owner's back and winds 
about both her arms. The elder's pale blue waist is cut lower 
than her sister's and has short, puff sleeves and a jeweled cors- 
age, and she wears a gold chain bracelet set with pearls and 

Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 51 

DUTCH, 1614-1670 


Height, 32 : y± inches; width, 26 inches. 

A brilliant head and shoulders portrait of a proud, alert, con- 
fident nobleman with a sensual face, in a high, formally curled 
periwig which falls low over his shoulders and frames his face, 
which, as he looks to the right, is turned three-quarters toward 
the spectator. The wig is a light brown. The man has a high, 
well-marked brow, with the bulges over the eyes of the ready 
talker. His blond eyebrows shelter clear, deep blue orbs, with 
a penetrating glance, agreeing with the full lips in a smile 
amiable but with a touch of the supercilious. Under them are 
the lines of a lively liver, which the Duke unquestionably was. 
He wears a cloak of rich, ruby-red, trimmed with gold braid, 
and cuffs, and a scarf of rare white lace. The expressive face 
shows careful, thoughtful modeling and life-like color. His 
right arm, bent at the elbow, supports his cloak in full, easy 
folds across the forearm, the strongly modeled right hand 
holding up the folds before the ducal chest. In an oval frame. 

Signed at the right center, "J. Van Loo." 
Collection Sedelmeyer, Paris. 

Purchased from Baron Randolph Natili, New York, 1899. 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

Xo. 52 

ENGLISH, 1758-1810 


Hcio-Jit, 30 1 L > inches; width, 25% inches. 

A young woman of fair complexion, though with dark brown 
hair, which circles her temples in loose ringlets that over- 
shadow her eyebrows, appears in very natural pose and ex- 
pression, at half-length, seated and facing the left, and turned 
half toward the spectator. Her cheeks are pink, yet paler than 
the ripe lips of the pretty, weak mouth, which tries to smile 
but is somewhat contradicted by the somber, thoughtful hazel 
eyes. She is gowned in white with a low corsage and high 
waistline, a topaz pendant resting on her breast, suspended 
from a topaz necklace. She wears long drop-earrings of the 
same semi-precious stone, and the lace kerchief which confines 
her hair is held together by a topaz pin. Her arms rest on her 
lap. In front of her at the left are books in leather binding, 
with red title-label, closed as though she had just turned from 
reading. The background is low toned in deep red and blue 
and brown, with a suggestion of landscape at the upper left. 

Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 



No. 53 

French, 1679-1752 

Height. 30 inches; width, 24 inches. 

A young and beautiful woman is portrayed at half-length, 
turned three-quarters to the spectator and looking full at him 
with a gentle, charming smile. Her eyes are a deep and lus- 
trous blue, her cheeks a delicate pink, and the well-modeled 
chin carries the suggestion of a dimple. The flesh tones, though 
mellowed, preserve an agreeable freshness, both in the face and 
the neck and breast. Pier hair is powdered and done high 
over the head — a single ringlet projecting over either temple 
—and falls in curling masses back of her shoulders. It is con- 
fined on top in ropes of large pearls whose perimeters are 
tinged with flame-like reflections from the scarlet cloak in 
which her shoulders and bust are enwrapped. This falls away 
at the neck to disclose her elaborate white lace gown, which in 
turn, cut low, reveals a delicate expanse of the breast. One 
sleeve of the cloak, rolled back, exposes the short lace sleeve 
of the left arm, which with the hand comes into view extended 
across her waist. She wears an ornate gold and jeweled ring. 

Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 54 



Xo. 54 


ENGLISH, 1727-1788 


Height, 25 1 /■> inches; width, 21 inches. 

The great English actor and friend of artists is shown in head 
and shoulders, facing to the left, his head turned three-quar- 
ters toward the spectator. He is seated, his left arm folded in 
front of him and resting on a table, a bit of whose red covering 
appears at the extreme left of the canvas under the sitter's 
wrist — the back of his hand only showing at the end of the 
sleeve. He wears a grayish-brown peruke, curled up over the 
ears. The seamed face, though worn, is affable of expression, 
and the lustrous, bluish-brown eyes look intently at one, while 
the slightly open mouth imparts the suggestion of an interro- 
gative smile. The cheeks show high color. He wears a bluish- 
green coat trimmed with silver cord, with large buttons edged 
in the same material, a red plaid waistcoat and white scarf. 

From the Bonner- American Art Association Collection, New York, 1900. 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 55 

ENGLISH, 1723-1792 


Height, 20 1 /-.' inches; width, 17 inches. 

A handsome, wholesome boyish head, the canvas aged in the 
amber tone characteristic of the English master's work. 
Painted in an oval. The boy with broad and slightly bulging 
forehead, large eyes, red cheeks, a full-bowed mouth, and light- 
ish hair that falls in loose and careless masses over his brow, 
temples and shoulders, is shown in half-length, seated. His 
right arm is folded at the elbow and the hand tucked into his 
jacket, which is opened and thrown back from the neck against 
his shoulders. His left hand, which does not appear in the 
canvas, is resting in his lap, his dark red jacket is adorned with 
white lace cuffs and he wears a collar of the same material. His 
expression is intent and self-contained as that of an elder lord 
or an equally handsome young lady. The portrait is that of 
the second viscount, in his infancy, who became the famous 
Prime Minister. 

Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

No. 56 

dutch, 1643-1703 

Height, 13% inches; width, 11% inches. 

Against a background of a gray pillar at the right and the 
faint greens of a suggested landscape at the left, under a sky 
of sunset hue and blue overhead, a dignified young man of 
importance is seated at a table on a veranda. He leans with 
his left arm on a table at his side, his left hand affectionately 
encircling the tapering stem of a tall and graceful wine glass. 
He wears a heavy, black curled wig, white jabot and cuffs, and 
a long brown doublet with buttoned front and buttoned sleeves. 

Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

Xo. .57 

Height, 13 inches; width, 10 inches. 

A jolly Dutchman, or Fleming, in short clothes of a golden 
yellow tinged with red, and upper apparel of rich green, yellow 
and red velvet, is seated on a leather-backed chair in *a room 
whose walls make a dark, greenish-brown background, looking 
at the spectator and laughing over his wine. He faces toward 
the left, where his wine-pot and long-stemmed clay pipe lie on 
a three-cornered table, on which he rests his right foot as he 
tilts his body to lean against the chair-back, turned three- 
quarters toward the spectator. His robe has fallen back from 
his right arm — upraised as though calling on distant compan- 
ions for more merriment — while his left hand, leaning over the 
chair back, holds his long, half -emptied glass. His reddish- 
yellow hair hangs in loose curls on either side his jolly, rollick- 
ing face, from under the black hat which is tilted on a corner of 
his head over his right ear. A living portrait by an able painter 
of the day, with a rare charm of color tone. 

Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 58 

FRENCH, 1829-1905 


Height, 15 inches; width, W x /± inches. 

A characteristic Henner head, of a young woman looking 
thoughtfully — very thoughtfully — into distance a little over 
the spectator's right shoulder, as she faces him directly, her 
gaze slightly toward her left. She looks out under lowered 
brows as her head is pitched modestly forward, lowering her 
chin, which throws her neck into shadow, and the weak, involun- 
tarily sensuous mouth shows a shortened under lip. The light 
falls full upon her right cheek, emphasized by the shadow of 
the deep-set eye, the brow catching an edge of the shaft of 
light, which above illumines her brownish-yellow hair, parted in 
the middle and falling in loose abandon over both shoulders. 
The brown of her hair blends into the red coat she is wearing 
over a white underwaist which is revealed at the neck opening. 

Signed at the upper left, U J. J. Hexner." 
Purchased from Julius Oehme, New York. 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 59 

FRENCH, 1815-1879 


Height, 18 inches; width, 15 inches. 

The head and bust of a young man, with clustering dark brown 
curls, are shown three-quarters to the right. The small, heavy- 
lidded dark eyes are directed to the left in a downward glance. 
The nose is long and delicately modeled; a small chestnut- 
brown mustache, turned up at the ends, fringes the upper lip; 
the under one is red and protrudes over a rounded chin. The 
lapels of the coat are indicated by some bluish strokes, between 
which appears a suggestion of a red vest. 

Signed half way up on the right, "T. C." 
Purchased from S. P. Avery, New York, 1885. 
Collection Mary J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Emily H. Moir. 

No. 60 



Height, 18 inches; length, 22 inches. 

The water in the foreground drowses in the afterglow, reflect- 
ing in blurred tones the rosy crimson which lies above the hori- 
zon, laced with bars of crocus-yellow, and the pale greenish- 
blue of the upper sky that is mottled and skeined with rosy 
cream. A crescent moon hangs high at the left above a screen 
of green trees. They shelter a cottage, whose gable end is 
brightly illuminated, and fling their shadows on the water. At 
the right of the latter, where the bank is indented, a man stands 
in a punt, holding a pole. 

Signed at the loner left, "Arthur Partox, X. A." 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Emily H. Moir. 

No. 61 

FRENCH, 1836-1902 


Height, 28 inches; width, 18 inches. 

Sculptured figures and busts on pedestals are disposed 
against the red walls of the gallery, the center of which is occu- 
pied in the foreground by a pair of columns, mounted on a 
plinth. At the right of it stands a young lady, holding a pair 
of lorgnettes, while her other hand, gloved in black, lightly 
lifts the skirt of a drab gown, embellished down the front with 
a dark brown jabot and bordered with a black flounce. A 
brown fur tippet and close-fitting hat complete her costume. 
A gentleman at her side, wearing a soft brown hat and drabbish 
fawn suit and carrying a catalogue, raises his head to examine 
some object. Two faces, one of them an old man's, with large 
spectacles and shaggy white beard, appear near his own. In 
the rear of the corridor the statue of Ca?sar Augustus is seen 
against a high window with a semi-circular top. 

Signed at the loner left. **Tissot.' 
Purchased from M. Knoedler Sr Company, New York, 1884. 
Collection Mary J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Alice Xezccomb. 

No. 62 

BRITISH, 1825-1904 


Height, 17% inches; length, 23% inches. 

At the right a Scottish lassie peeps round the wooden partition 
that separates the doorway from the interior of the kitchen. 
She smiles as she watches a middle-aged man, with iron-gray 
side whiskers, who sits pursing his lips, as he intently darns a 
stocking. He wears a red and blue striped woolen cap, a red 
vest with drab sleeves and back, olive-green breeches and blue 
stockings. A work-basket, with the fellow stocking in it, lies 
beside him on the floor. At the left appears one side of the 
embrasure of a window, where hangs a crucifix, terminating 
below in a receptacle for holy-water. 

Signed and dated at the lower right, "Nicol, R. S. A., 1860." 
Purchased from S. P. Avery, New York, 1884. 
Collection Mary J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Alice Newcomb. 

No. 63 



No. 63 



Height, %,% inches; width, 18^ inches. 

A young girl with upraised eyes is represented almost facing 
the spectator, her hands loosely clasped and inclined toward 
her right shoulder. Her hair, of the tint blond cen&re, is irregu- 
larly parted on the crown, waves over the forehead and floats 
down behind her shoulders, forming a silhouette against the 
dark brownish drab background. The flesh tones are grayish, 
faintly pink on the cheeks. The figure, seen as far as the waist, 
is dressed in a gray-blue robe. 

Signed above the lower right, "A. Piot." 
Purchased from Reichart $• Company, New York, 1884. 
Collection Mary J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Emily H. Moir. 

No. 64 

FRENCH, 1825-1905 


Height, S5Vo inches; width, Sl 1 /^ inches. 

Cupid, as a nude child, is seated in the open air on a turquoise 
drapery. His head, covered with glossy brown curls, two of 
which fall over the forehead, is inclined over the right shoulder, 
as he glances to the left with a slight smile. The figure is dis- 
posed in profile to the right, the line of the back forming a 
diagonal, as the child rests his hands on his crossed feet. The 
right hand grasps a bow; the left, an arrow. In the back- 
ground at the left appears the lower part of a tree stem, while 
at the right a dark green spiky shrub rises out of some grass, 
sprinkled with flowers. 

Signed at the lower left, "W. Bouguereau." 
Purchased from S. P. Avery, New York, 1884. 
Collection Mary J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Emily H. Moir. 

No. 65 

ITALIAN, 1844 


Height, 26 inches; width, 21% inches. 

In the luxurious salon of a French mansion two young women 
snuggle on a sofa. One, who is seated in careless comfort, one 
foot doubled under her, is singing for her own amusement, ac- 
companying herself on the lyre. She is of fair complexion, 
pink cheeks and red lips, with a red rose in her blond hair 
which is worn in a high coiffure. She wears a pearl-white 
gown cut low and open in front, with a high Elizabethan collar 
at the back. Her brunette companion, in a purple dress of low 
corsage, reclines against her, one foot resting on the polished 
floor, a long gloved arm raised over her head, its hand resting 
against the other's cheek. The room is done in white and gold, 
with elaborate hangings of brilliant colors — azure and vermil- 
ion, black and gray — its furniture being tapestried. A ruby 
mantle has been dropped over a chair, and an open door reveals 
a corridor and another room with walls of malachite-green. 

Signed at the left, "Boldini, '75." 
Purchased from M. Knoedler cy Co., New York. 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 66 

AMERICAN, 1836-1892 


Height, I8V2 inches; length, 301/2 inches. 

A rocky, yet verdure-covered waste, such as are not unfamiliar 
in bleak New England, even elsewhere than on No Man's 
Land. A pool in the central foreground is surrounded by lush 
growths of vegetation, and reflects the changing lights and 
shadows of a boisterous sky. Clouds, heavy and dark, are chas- 
ing their lighter precursors across the firmament, only here and 
there permitting a small spot of the hopeful blue to appear. 
Beside the pool at the left a lone tree spreads a stunted growth 
of branches over the pool's edge and the adjacent land. Be- 
yond it are seen a hunter and his dog. To the right the land 
rises sharply, but only leading to more equally cheerless coun- 
try. In the middle distance, however, the sunlight falls through 
cloud-rifts, illuminating the rugged countryside and giving it, 
there, an aspect of severe and lonely welcome. 

Signed at the right, "A. H. Wyant." 
Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

No. 67 



Height, 18 inches; length, 30 inches 

Across the foreground flows a broad river whose slow-moving 
waters reflect the lightening clouds of early morning, and the 
silhouettes of a city on the farther bank, behind which the tinges 
of a rosy dawn brighten the horizon. In the center of the land- 
scape rises a church with a heavy square tower, and at the left 
an obelisk. In the stream against the bank some tall-sparred 
sailing boats are anchored, still carrying their riding lights, 
which add their own reflections to the many seen in the cool and 
partly shadowed yet many-lighted waters. To this painting a 
gold medal of honor was awarded by the American Art Asso- 
ciation of the City of New York at the Second Prize Fund 
Exhibition, 1886. 

Signed at the right, "D. W. Tryon, 1885." 
Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

No. 68 

American, 1866-1909 

Height, 28 inches; width, 24 inches. 

A young woman to be admired, if one follow the significance 
of her name, is shown in a three-quarter-length seated figure. 
She is clad in a loose, sleeveless, low-cut garment of white, 
caught in at the waist with a light brown girdle. She sits al- 
most athwart the canvas, but with her back in nearly full view, 
her hips showing below the girdle and the right leg to the knee, 
which is raised as it crosses its sinister companion. She is lean- 
ing slightly forward, her right elbow resting on her thigh, the 
right hand raised to toy with her wealth of rich brown hair 
which falls loosely forward over the left shoulder, whither it is 
drawn by her left hand, and masses against her face, which is 
turned three-quarters toward the spectator. Her eyes are di- 
rected downward, toward the floor, her features half-relaxing 
in a sadly contemplative smile. The gown reveals a well-mod- 
eled neck and modest expanse of shoulders. 

Signed at the right, "Louis Loeb." 
Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

No. 69 

AMERICAN, 1825-1894 


Height, 20 inches; length, 30% inches. 

A group of Cornish fishing vessels and other working boats 
forms the center of the composition. They are lying near by, 
at anchor, in the stillness of a calm moonlight night, their sails 
swinging idly in the pale glow and reflected in the scarcely 
moving shallow water of close inshore, where a point of the 
land appears with a confused mass of buildings on the left. 
The water of the foreground is cool and green, and laps the 
shore in scarcely perceptible ripples. Far at the right other 
sails appear, dim in the only partly illumined dusk, and at the 
left of the center the moon is seen in a partial haze, not yet far 
above the horizon, while overhead her light is diffused and re- 
flected by fleecy clouds which cover all the visible sky. A can- 
vas of much charm and sentiment, broadly painted, though not 
in the extreme of Inness's method, which came a very few years 
later, shortly before the close of his life. 

Signed at the right, "G. Ixxess, 1887." 
Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

No. 70 

AMERICAN, 1858- 


Height, 29 inches; length, SQ 1 /^ inches. 

Under a majestic sky of tumultuous and somber clouds, 
through which rifts disclose small patches of the azure aloft, 
we are looking at a dark, uneven range of rugged hills. Some 
painters have shown us the nautical Noank, its shipyards and 
harbor, its environs so pretty that they seem hardly to be 
Nature, but rather something man-made and Japanesque. Mr. 
Davis here turns inland to the staunch Connecticut uplands, 
their green hilltops, their hostile surfaces made inviting by the 
russets and reds of fall days. 

Signed at the left, "C. H. Davis." 
Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

No. 71 

AMERICAN, 1858- 


Height, 29 inches; length, 36 inches. 

Here is the blue sky of a day when Nature is happy, with just 
enough drifting patches of white cloud to show that the day is 
not without breeze arching over the crests of sturdy hills which 
begin abruptly at the left. Rising high above the eye, they 
fall away in irregular slopes to the right, the skyline varied by 
their rounding knobs. All are green-clad, as is the foreground 
valley, at the foot of a steep incline, which gives the picture its 
title, where the verdure deepens to rich tones. The farthest sum- 
mits borrow a bluish tinge from the farther sky, and the main 
hill of the middle distance reveals on a face too sheer for vegeta- 
tion the yellow outcroppings of the native soil. 

Signed at the left, "C. H. Davis." 

Owner, Estate of the late Frederic Bonner. 

No. 72 

AMERICAN, 1849-1903 


Height, 32 inches; width, 25 Vi inches. 

Full in the foreground, where the gray surface of the un- 
paved street is emphasized in its unevenness by a pool of water, 
a Moor of consequence sits his white horse, which he has halted 
athwart the thoroughfare before a doorway on whose inclined, 
projecting roof green grasses have sprouted. He wears a rich 
robe of cardinal red and a white cloak and hood. He has re- 
ceived despatches, which he is reading, from a brown-legged, 
bare-footed carrier who stands at his stirrup, in creamy white 
breeches, red jacket and bluish-black sash, his embroidered 
reticule slung at his hip. To the left stands a pompous man in 
a blue embroidered robe adorned with a huge red jewel, with a 
yellowish-white turban, the most conspicuous of a group who 
have gathered there. The composition displays connected 
buildings of typical construction, and arched gateways over 
the street to the right form an architectural background to the 
whole. Under the archways come black women in bright col- 
ors, with headloads, a camel and a laden ass. 

Signed at the left, "E. L. Weeks." 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 73 

ITALIAN, 1848- 


Height, 39 inches; width, 28 inches. 

Detti appears here as one on whom the suggestiveness of Hals 
has not been lost. The man here shown, at half-length, is a 
cavalier who is smiling as he looks to his right at the spectator, 
his head cocked a bit over his left shoulder as it nestles in his 
deep, fluted white ruff of many folds. He is strumming the 
strings of his violin, tuning up, bow in hand. He wears a 
great black hat of curling brim, a red feather falling over its 
uptilted edge, and his dark brown hair ruffles unconventionally 
over his forehead and temples. His brocaded jacket of white 
and brownish hue, embroidered and gold-braided, has slashed 
sleeves showing pale yellow silk underneath, similar epaulets, 
and lace cuffs. A brilliant deep green cloak falling from his 
left shoulder appears again beneath his right elbow. 

Signed at the right, "C. Detti." 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 74 



No. 74 



Height, 30% inches; length, 40 inches. 

Toward the left of the foreground a liver-colored and a white 
and lemon greyhound are racing side by side. They are fol- 
lowed by a hunter, mounted on a white horse which gallops at 
an easy gait with tail extended. The rider, sitting back on his 
saddle, holds a hand, with a hunting crop in it, to his soft felt 
hat. He is attired in black boots, drab breeches and a double- 
breasted black tail coat, from the breast pocket of which pro- 
jects a triangle of scarlet handkerchief. In the middle dis- 
tance at the right, a man in a straw hat is plowing with two 
horses, while another in dull blue blouse follows a plow 
drawn by two oxen. A woman, wrapped about her head with 
a scarlet shawl, is seated near. 

Signed at the lower left, "A. Wierusz Kowalski." 
Purchased from M. Knoedler fy Company, New York, 1884. 
Collection Mary J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Emily H. Moir. 

]\ T o. 75 

FRENCH, 1840-1900 


Height, 3%y 2 inches; length, 40 inches. 

One of the loveliest of Cazin's interpretations of Nature and 
her charms. It is direct — for this artist — but loses nothing of 
poetry by being straightforth and truthful. The composition 
shows a cottage, long and low, with its white walls and red-tiled 
roof, where the painter at one time made his home, its partly 
tumbled down outbuilding, and a modest neighboring cottage 
with a blue dormer window like one in the painter's own home. 
In the foreground are remnants of a fence gone to decay. Yet 
over all is the betwitching charm of his campagne — dear to all 
Frenchmen — with which Cazin knew so well how to invest the 
soft, alluring Gallic countryside, on canvas. Here are the 
slender trees that Corot made wispy; moist, inviting green 
shrubbery, and patches of white flowers in a wild, not a formal, 
garden. France is wild ; it is not all Versailles ! A water car- 
rier leaving the door of the cottage comes toward the flowers, 
and at the left, in front of the cottage, a bended arm of the blue 
sea lies far below the painter's blossoming bluff, under a 
luminous, cloudless sky. 

Signed at the right, "J. C. Cazix." 

Purchased direct from the artist by the American Art Association. 

Purchased by the late owner from the American Art Association's 
sale, New York, 1900. 

Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 76 

BELGIAN, 1821-1899 


Height, 36 inches; width, 32 inches. 

A colorful still life, presenting a profusion of flowers in 
natural colors and sizes, in two principal bouquets and scat- 
tered loosely about on a mahogany sideboard in a room with 
dull gray walls. Below, the furniture is overlain by a rich 
coverlet of a deep, brilliant sapphire-blue. On this at the left 
a silver molded and repousse vase holds a resplendent bouquet ■ 
of pink and red and white roses, and other blossoming plants, 
intermingled with leaves of a tender green, on all of which the 
light plays with a bright and fetching attraction. The petals 
and texture throughout are painted with much care. Pansies 
and other cut-flowers lie strewn around, and at the right stands 
a vase of chalice form, with a porphyry-colored globular sec- 
tion and silver mountings, the cover surmounted by a silver 
figure of a man with a spear. Back of these a blue jardiniere 
of decorated porcelain holds a bouquet of a greater variety of 
flowers, these appearing in hues of deeper tone and taking their 
place behind the more gorgeous roses. 

Signed at the right, "J. Robie." 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 77 



No. 77 

FRENCH, 1823-1889 


Height, 55 inches; width, 38 inches. 

A dark-haired, clean-lined girl of full figure, her upper body 
clothed only in a filmy wrapping of white which at the waist is 
loosely tucked into a figured robe of brownish-purple, leans 
back languidly against the tall stone pillar of a balcony, her 
right arm resting on the parapet, the left falling at full length 
at her side. Her hair is bound with a jeweled ornament, and 
a black mantilla about her head is pushed aside, revealing her 
face and low neck, and thrown over one shoulder. She is 
turned slightly to the left, gazing out over the blue sea which 
appears below the parapet, while resting from her rug weaving. 
A part of her loom is seen at the right, with a side border of a 
many-colored rug on which she has been working, a strand of 
yarn leading from it to her languid hand from which the other 
end has fallen. In a basket on the floor are green, red, yellow 
and other wools, and behind the stone column and the loom 
dark trees shut out the skyline. 

Signed at the left, " Alex-Cab anel." 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 78 

FRENCH, 1825-1905 


Height, 68 inches; width, 41 inches. 

A fanciful composition. Swinging from slender, low-bend- 
ing branches of a tree whose thick foliage makes the back- 
ground, Love in the guise of a nude boy of abstracted expres- 
sion, with a mass of black, curly hair, is lightly suspended at 
arms' length, his feet just touching the surface of a shallow 
sylvan stream that ripples about them in the foreground. His 
full extended body is curved out at the left as he hovers there, 
and he leans his head forward to the right to gaze down into the 
water. At his feet along the stream the purple iris blooms 
above its flag-like leaves. Back of him the light percolates 
among the leaves of the large tree, rendering them in many 
tones from deep to pale green. The figure is drawn and 
modeled with all of Bouguereau's academic mastery of his pro- 
fession, the flesh tones are exquisitely rendered, and there is a 
remarkably subtle play of lights on the bended torse. 

Signed at the left, "W. Bouguereau, 1900." 
Exhibited at the Salon of 1901. 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

No. 79 

FRENCH, 1829-1900 


Height, 55 inches; zvidth, 27% inches. 

A Vestal Virgin is seated in a graceful attitude of sleep upon 
a brown chair of Greek design, which surmounts a marble dais. 
Her brown hair that grows in soft wisps over the forehead is 
partly covered with a white veil. The latter falls over the 
shoulders and, passing under the right arm and around the 
left, crosses the girl's lap, on which her arms are folded. She 
is dressed in a Greek gown of creamy material, which leaves 
her bare feet prettily exposed, as they rest upon a footstool. 
On the floor at the left stands a copper brazier, supported on 
three winged forms that terminate in hoofed legs. A shovel 
leans against the dais. On the marble wall, above the girl's 
head, is incised the warning against taking any liberty with the 
Vestals: "Licentia Vestalibus Interdicta." 

Signed at the lower right, "Hector Le Roux." 
Purchased from S. P. Avery, New York, 1884. 
Collection Mary J. Morgan, New York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Alice Neivcomb. 

Xo. 80 



Height, 28 inches; length, ±3y± inches. 

The artist has depicted with minute care a corner of the court 
of a Spanish building of Alhambraic architecture. Tall green 
trees and vines rise at either side, enlivened by bright red, pink 
and white roses. In the center, before a wide-arched doorway, 
a joyous party of Spaniards — young men and maidens — in gay 
attire, are merrymaking about a table. One of the young 
women has mounted the table to do a Carmen dance, hips active, 
holding in her hand the plumed cap of the musician. Eyes 
languish and snap, pink lips part, and the fan is eloquent. 

Signed at the right, "H. Humphrey Moore, Paris." 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

Xo. 81 

FRENCH, 1846-1909 


Height, 531/2 inches; width, 31 inches. 


The attractive figure of a pretty serving-girl in gala costume is 
shown nearly to the feet. It faces three-quarters to the right, 
the head, however, being turned to the front as the girl looks 
back. She holds a glass of red wine on a small salver, while a 
buff -gray decorated pitcher is slung by a brass chain from her 
waist. Her dark brown hair is drawn from the forehead under 
the dainty frill of a close-fitting white cap. A broad white frill 
encircles her neck, above the square-cut opening of the bodice. 
The latter is of gray and whitish-green satin damask, with pan- 
niers of the same material puffed over a skirt of creamy golden 
hue, damasked with pearly flowers. A trim white apron adds 
the finishing touch. 

Signed near the lower left, "G. Jacquet." 
Purchased from Reichart <$• Company, New York, 1884. 
Collection Mary J. Morgan, Xew York, 1886. 
Owner, Estate of the late Mrs. Alice Newcomb. 

Xo. 82 

dutch, 1839-1892 

Height, 39 inches; length, 61 inches. 

A scene of color and joy and gaiety, particularly for all save 
the bridegroom, who is self-conscious as usual and a bit awk- 
ward in consequence, and the bride, who, also as usual, more 
successfully disguises her perturbation. Behind her, a former 
admirer looks wistfully at the bride, giving his partner a chance, 
seemingly not unwelcome, to smile on someone else — the spec- 
tator, for instance. The next couple are spooning, and the 
followers, mainly girls, are having a jolly time of it with gar- 
lands and gay colors. The procession moves along a quay, 
beyond which colored sails and masts rise from the river against 
the skyline, and sidewalk venders with their wares appear at 
the right. The parade is led by a fiddler in green-gold breeches, 
bestrung with brightly colored paper ribbons which flutter from 
him. The bridegroom wears buff breeches and a drab coat. The 
bride is in the customary white, with neck cut as low as modesty 
allows. The others are costumed in purple, yellow, lilac, dove- 
white, pink and brown. 

Signed at the right, "F. H. Kaemmerer." 
Owner, Estate of the late George Crocker. 

American Art Association 


Thomas E. Kirby 





AUBERT, Ernest Jean, 

Matinale 43 


Mother and Child 11 

BLOMMERS, Bernardus Johannes, 

Shoveling Snow 9 

BOLDINI, Giovanni, 

Music 65 

BOUDIN, Louis Eugene, 

Trouville 27 

Harbor Scene 28 

Cherbourg 29 

Berck-sur-mer 30 

Coast Scene 31 

Cliffs at Villerville 32 

St. Vaast 33 

Camaret Harbor 34 

West Wind — Havre 35 

BOUGUEREAU, William Adolphe, 

Cupid 64 

Amour Voltigeant sur les Eaux 78 


CABANEL, Alexandre, 

Meditation 77 


Traveling Bears 1 

CAZIN, Jean Charles, 

Home of the Artist at Ecouen 75 

COROT, Jean Baptiste Camille, 

Landscape near Ville d'Avray 23 

Lake Nemi 26 

COUTURE, Thomas, 

A French Republican 59 

DIAZ DE LA PENA, Narcisse Virgile, 

Flowers 16 

Edge of the Woods 17 

Venus and Cupids 21 

Sunset after a Storm 24 

DAUBIGNY, Charles Francois, 

Boats on the Shore 18 

Evening on the Seine 19 

DAVIS, Charles H., 

Noank Hillside 48 

Noank Hills 70 

Deep Valley 71 


DETTI, Cesare, 

Cavalier with Violin 73 


Portrait of a Lady 49 


A Spanish Horseman 5 

FRERE, Charles Theodore, 

Caravanserail 3 


Portrait of David Garrick 54 

GEROME, Jean Leon, 

A Gentleman of the Time of Louis XIII . 12 

The Dead Lion 41 

HENNER, Jean Jacques 

"Thoughtful" 58 

HOPPNER, John, R. A., 

The Empress Josephine 52 

INNESS, George, N. A., 

English Coasts — Penzance 69 

IRVING, J. Beaufain, N. A., 

The Reminiscences 7 

JACQUE, Charles Emile, 

Shepherdess and Sheep 20 

Sheep in Stable 22 

JACQUET, Jean Gustave, 

Susanne 81 


KAEMMERER, Frederik Hendrik, 

French Wedding Procession 82 

KEITH, William, 

The Golden Hour 46 

KNAUS, Ludwig, 

Child's Head 6 


Hunting 74* 

LAWRENCE, Sir Thomas, P. R. A., 

The Ladies Arundell 50 

LEROUX, Hector, 

Sleeping Vestal 79 

LOEB, Louis, N. A., 

Miranda 68 

MARCKE, Emile Van, 

Springtime 25 

MONET, Claude, 

Les Jardins de l'Infante 36 

Near Vernon 37 

MOORE, H. Humphrey, 

A Spanish Courtyard 80 

NICOL, Erskine, R. S. A., 

Bachelor Life 62 



A Jolly Toper 57 

PARTON, Arthur, N. A., 

Landscape and River 60 

PIOT, A., 

Adoration 63 

QUADRONE, Giovanni Battista, 

In the Studio 8 

REYNOLDS, Sir Joshua, P. R. A., 

Lord Melbourne 55 

ROBIE, Jean Baptiste, 

Flowers 45 

Still Life 76 


An Arab Scout 40 


Head of a Young Girl 2 


Brother Cellarer, 10 

TISSOT, James Joseph, 

In the Louvre 61 

TROY, Francois de, 

Portrait in Red 53 

TRYON, Dwight William, 

Daybreak (57 


TWACHTMAN, John Henry, 

The Brook, Greenwich, Conn. 38 

VAN DER NEER, Eglon Hendrik 

Portrait of a Young Man 56 

VAN LOO, Jakob 

Le Due de Bassompierre 51 

VAUTIER, Benjamin, 

The Botanist at Lunch 42 

VIBERT, Jehan Georges, 

The Canon's Dinner 44 

VOLLON, Antoine, 

A Donkey 15 

WEEKS, Edwin Lord, 

Moorish Street Scene 72 

WEIR, Julian Alden, N. A., 

Willimantic Thread Factory 39 

WEISSENBRUCK, Johannes Hendrik, 

Holland Meadows 14 

WILLIAMS, Frederick Ballard, 

Block Island 47 

WYANT, Alexander H., N. A., 

No Man's Land 66 

ZAMACOIS, Eduardo, 

Judgment ! 4 

The Strolling Players • 13